Last week, the coronavirus (or Covid-19) took a more serious turn in the U.S. with warnings that it could very well impact how, when, and where we work:
“Disruption to everyday life may be severe,” Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, cautioned at a news conference Tuesday. “Schools could be closed, mass public gatherings suspended, and businesses forced to have employees work remotely.”
The global spread of the virus may be a moment that reveals whether employers are ready to respond rapidly to unexpected workplace changes. Business travel could decrease or come to a full stop. More employees may need to work outside of local “business hours” and use video conferencing to operate across time zones. And, if it gets bad enough, many could indeed be asked, or request, to work remotely.
Read the article at Harvard Business Review.
FLD Inc, a leading provider of risk-free vehicle and equipment remarketing, announced this week that it would be releasing an update of its popular WebAccess service, a solution that helps vehicle sellers control every step of the remarketing process from their smartphone, tablet or computer.
“As our company’s first foray into the online world more than 20 years ago, we are excited to deliver the next generation of this flagship solution to our customers,” said FLD President Gary Mott. “We think WebAccess’ ability to facilitate every step of the re-marketing process from virtually any device is a game changer that will save our customers significant time, money and resources while helping them succeed at their most important goals.”
WebAccess is the perfect addition to FLD’s industry-best remarketing service, which completely eliminates risk to sellers by paying them up front once they accept an offer.
For more information about FLD’s all-new WebAccess solution, contact Bill Bishop at email@example.com, or 1-800-754-1522.
Fleet Logistics Group, Europe's largest independent fleet management company, has continued the reorganization of its senior team with the appointment of Oliver Stockhecke as Chief Sales Officer (CSO).
His appointment follows that of Steffen Schick as the company’s new CEO and Christophe Martinet as Country Head for France in recent weeks.
Stockhecke joins Fleet Logistics from BMW Group and, as a member of the senior executive team, will oversee all international sales and key account management activities, as well as supporting the country organizations in their local efforts. As part of his role, he will also be instrumental in developing Fleet Logistics‘ fleet management value proposition and in helping define its new mobility products and services.
Can a smartphone app help drivers age 50 and older stay safe behind the wheel?
A new innovative pilot study found evidence that it can.
AARP’s Driver Safety program and eDrivingSM teamed up to find out if telematics—data collected through smartphone sensors such as GPS and accelerometer, combined with coaching and eLearning through an app—could help improve safe driving behaviors. The study measured, scored and coached 500 participants on their driving actions over a 12-week period using the Mentor by eDriving app.
Reduce the cost of ownership through a well-written policy
By Mark Boada, Executive Editor
Fleets are under constant pressure find new ways to cut operating costs and increasingly looking for the latest in technological solutions to find them. But one in five fleets would do well to look first to much older technology: pen and paper.
That’s the view of Donlen Corporation, one of the largest fleet management companies, that points out that non-existent, poorly written or out of date fleet policies can cost a fleet tens of thousands dollars or more every year by leaving holes through which money leaks from a dizzying variety of driver behaviors. Updating your policy every year to reflect changes in the law, technology and new forms of driver behavior that contribute to higher expenses is essential to plugging those leaks and reducing the total cost of vehicle ownership.